Elevate Your Designs with Interactive Elements

Elevate Your Designs with Interactive Elements
Hello, Friends! There is something so delightful about designs with something extra to flip, pull, slide and open. These interactive elements provide space for hidden journaling, extras photos, or additional embellishments. What is great is that these little extras can be included in any memory-keeping format including travelers notebooks, memory planners, mini books, layouts, and pocket pages. In today's post, we have two Memory Keeping Team Members that have created interactive additions to their Daisy Dori and a scrapbook layout. Let's see what they created! Clever Carol used a pocket page as a tip-in inside her Daisy Dori traveler's notebook insert.   When I was setting up my Poppy Fields A5 Daisy Dori insert for our new Homeschool year, I knew that I wanted a tiny page protector stitched in to add little details for my 4 little students. I‚Äôm so glad I decided to give this a go and would wager it won‚Äôt be the last time. Tiny 2x2 papers are so fun and cute to work with and I loved jazzing them up with some stickers from the Poppy Field Memory Keeping Sticker Kit. I used 2 of the label stickers that were similar in size to act as a tab for the page protector. On the left side of my spread, I used a 3x4 card from the Poppy Fields Modern Memory Keeping Kit kit with ‚ÄúStay Calm‚Äù to remind me it‚Äôs not a big deal if things don‚Äôt go according to plan (can anyone relate?). I adhered it with washi tape and then added some stamping + glitter dots. On the right side of the spread, I used more stickers and then ‚Äúconnected‚Äù them with a watercolor frame. I plan to pop in a photo from our first day of school. Hope this gives you a push to add interactive elements to your projects! While pocket page protectors are typically used in ring-bound albums, there is no stopping you from using the pocket pages in a different format, as Carol did. If you don't have a sewing machine, you could use a stapler, clear adhesive, or washi tape to adhere it inside your insert. Jennie created a fun swinging element in her layout.  
As soon as I saw the word interactive this idea popped into my head. The overall page design soon followed.
I knew I wanted to use a circle photo with a brad (from my stash) attached to the top center. This brad will facilitate my photo being able to swing to the side to reveal the hidden journaling. This wasn't journaling that I wanted to be away from prying eyes, I simply didn't want the journaling to interfere with the overall design of this page.
We love how the pattern paper from the Poppy Field Classified: Memory Kit beautifully accents her photo. Jennie continued to circle motif by creating a circle pattern with her title using the puffy alpha stickers and enamel dots from the Poppy Fields Modern Memory Keeping Kit.
What interactive elements have you created in your memory-keeping spreads? Share with us by tagging @cocoa_daisy on social media or posting to the Cocoa Daisy Fan Page.


Rachel, Memory Keeping Team Blog Coordinator